Monday, March 28, 2011

Skull with Bees

Jon MDC, UK, submitted this piece. Limited edition prints are available on his blog.

I love the elegant beauty of this piece. The theme of death is relevant in both the skull and the bees. As we all know by now, the bees that we rely on for polination of our foods and flowers, have been dying. This has been linked to pesticides. This is a sad fate. The same pesticides that can kill the fragile bees, can harm us. Life is fragile. Though some may parish, as the above phrase states, "You can't kill us all". I'm hoping that natural selection perseveres and the population of resistant bees increases. However, I'm not looking forward to our yearly invasion of ground bees, in our ivy.

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